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Barça Announces Signing Of USMNT Teenager Sergiño Dest From Ajax

Barcelona have completed the signing of United States full back Sergiño Dest from Ajax for $24.70 million plus five more in variables, the LaLiga side said on Thursday.

Barca's statement added that Dest, 19, had agreed to sign a five-year contract with a release clause of $470 million. Dest, who broke into Ajax's first team from their academy last season and has played three times for the U.S., will be officially presented on Friday.

Is It Too Early To Just Relegate Fulham From The Premier League?

Let's face it: Fulham is bad this season, like, really bad. 

The Cottagers have lost 3-0 to Arsenal, 4-3 to Leeds and 3-0 to Aston Villa. Through three matches, Fulham is on pace to allow 126 goals, which would break the record of 100 goals conceded by Swindon Town in 1993-94.

Fulham has barely even looked competitive this season, allowing goals in the first 10 minutes of all three matches so far.

Luke Shaw Worried By Rivals’ Spending While Manchester United Does Nothing

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has said the Premier League club must bring in reinforcements after they opened their Premier League campaign with a 3-1 defeat by Crystal Palace on Saturday.

United have made just one signing in the close season with Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek arriving from Ajax.

"We have a very good group but, personally, I think we need more players to strengthen the squad," Shaw told TV2. "When you look around at how other teams are strengthening their teams, then we must also do it to keep up with the others."

Weston McKennie Makes Juventus Debut, Combines Nicely With Cristiano Ronaldo

Ahead of opening its Serie A campaign next weekend, Juventus played a friendly against third division side Novara at the club’s training center on Sunday morning. As the first friendly of preseason, the match served as a debut for 22-year-old American Weston McKennie following his year-long loan to the club from Schalke.

Which Premier League Clubs Could Face Relegation This Season?

Last year, Liverpool had the Premier League title all but clinched during the second half of the season, which meant that much of the focus landed on the lower reaches of the table. The battle against relegation went down to the final kick of the season, as an Aston Villa draw against West Ham ensured that Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich City were relegated. 

New Spurs Signing Matt Doherty Forced To Delete Old Arsenal Fan-Boy Tweets

Tottenham Hotspur have signed right back Matt Doherty from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a four-year contract, the north London club said on Sunday.

Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed but British media reported Spurs paid $20 million to secure the 28-year-old Ireland international.

Liverpool Signs Greek Left-Back Kostas Tsimikas

Despite having one of the best left-backs in the world in Andy Robertson, Liverpool was not afraid to add more fullback talent through the transfer market. After completing his medical, Greek left-back Konstantinos "Kostas" Tsimikas was announced as Liverpool's newest signing Monday afternoon.

Two Days After His Brother’s Tragic Death, Serge Aurier Starts For Tottenham

In the early hours of Monday morning, Christopher Aurier — the 26-year-old brother of Tottenham defender Serge Aurier — was shot dead not far from a nightclub in the west suburbs of Toulouse. 

Christopher himself was a footballer who played for the RC Lens academy before stops in England, Qatar and Belgium. To commemorate his life, friends gathered at the Stade des Minimes, a local pitch where they played together, to pay tribute to him.

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